Taught course

Person Centred Practice

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Nursing

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally be graduates with evidence of recent academic study.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Nursing is no longer delivered by QMU. The newly validated programme is a MSc Person-centred Practice.

This programme offers practitioners the opportunity to develop deep and critical understanding of different sources of knowledge and research evidence that contribute to the health and well-being of persons, groups and populations in a way that is consistent with the values of person-centeredness. It seeks to influence and enable the transformative processes of personal and professional development through engagement, facilitation and evaluation of person-centred learning and teaching approaches. It is designed to meet the professional needs of practitioners from all disciplines working in a range of health and social care settings.
The programme is innovative and interactive, emphasising application of theory to your practice. It will enable you to critically engage with, evaluate and synthesise the evidence and research required to promote the development and enhancement of person-centred culture and practice. This develops a pro-active, transformative and reflective approach to meeting the public health and social needs of individuals, families, groups and populations.
You can personalise your learning to your own area of practice. International students are welcome as they offer a unique perspective to the context in which the learning occurs.
This programme is for practitioners who are looking to build on their experience and develop the higher level knowledge and skills required for advanced practice.
Criteria for admission to the MSc Person Centred Practice
  • Candidates will normally be graduates with evidence of recent academic study.
  • All applicants for admission to a taught postgraduate programme offered by the University must demonstrate competence in English. The requirements for this postgraduate study is set at a standard equivalent to British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) test at an aggregated grade of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element of performance lower than IELTS grade 6.0. This is set higher than the standard post-graduate regulations in light of the focus on professional communication and critical analysis of the complex interactions centred on care provision and delivery.

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-36 months
full time
8 months


part time
24-84 months

Course contact details

Bill Lawson
+44 (0) 131 474 0000